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Will SATA 6gb work on my Dell XPS m1330

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November 12, 2011 8:16:33 AM

I have a four and half year old Dell XPS M1330 notebk with 4GB ram and a 2.6ghz core2 duo processor. I suspect it came with the 1.5gb SATA hardware. Could it run a 6gb SATA ssd? If so, would that be at full speed, or am I better off with a 3gb SATA?

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a b G Storage
November 12, 2011 8:58:17 AM

Yes u can have SATA3.

All sata is backward compatible, u just will be limited to SATA 1,

if u use SATA2 or SATA 3 SSD.

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November 12, 2011 1:02:18 PM

Aesthetix said:
I have a four and half year old Dell XPS M1330 notebk with 4GB ram and a 2.6ghz core2 duo processor. I suspect it came with the 1.5gb SATA hardware. Could it run a 6gb SATA ssd? If so, would that be at full speed, or am I better off with a 3gb SATA?


You will be best off with the SSD that you can get for the least $/GB. Look for SATA 2 drives that have good rebates or are close to being discontinued. For my older machines, I've been picking up SSDs for them when I can get them at/under $1/GB.
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November 23, 2011 1:45:46 PM

nikorr said:
Yes u can have SATA3.

All sata is backward compatible, u just will be limited to SATA 1,

if u use SATA2 or SATA 3 SSD.



I intend to replace the aging Dell soon, so I think that I should get an ssd that I can move to the new system and still get premium performance.

Thanks for the info.
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November 23, 2011 1:46:35 PM

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December 8, 2011 11:25:56 AM

Aesthetix said:
I intend to replace the aging Dell soon, so I think that I should get an ssd that I can move to the new system and still get premium performance.

Thanks for the info.


I'm in the same boat, with my aging XPS M1330 but was wondering do I need an adaptor for the SSD or will it slot straight in?
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December 8, 2011 11:40:39 AM

i think i just found the answer, as long as the SSD is SATA II it will slot straight in, SATA III would need an adaptor (?)
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a b G Storage
December 8, 2011 4:00:15 PM

This is SATA3 and u can fit in all the -- SATA1, SATA2 and SATA3 - no adapter needed.
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August 1, 2012 8:16:17 AM

Standard SSDs are all 2.5" form factor - same as all laptop drives. SATA1, SATA2, SATA3 has absolutely nothing to do with the size of the drive.

The connectors for SATA2, SATA2, SATA3 are also all the same.

The SSD will work fine in any laptop using SATA with no adapter.
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a b G Storage
August 1, 2012 11:31:00 AM

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